Understanding Fixation for Faster Reading Speed

Anyone who wants to speed read must first understand some of the basic concepts behind speed reading. One of the most important of these is “eye fixation” – the way that eyes move and stop on words that you read. A reader is able to read faster if the eye makes a fewer number of fixations per minutes, as the ability to absorb more words is significantly higher.

Eye fixation is a physiological process that occurs naturally, and you can increase you reading speed by ensuring that fewer numbers of eye fixations are required for reading a particular sentence. Several factors impact the rate of eye fixation, including vocabulary, familiarity with the text, and vision span. [Read more...]

How To Sleep Better To Improve Speed Reading

Tips and Tricks to sleep better and improve reading speed and comprehension

Sleep is vital. We all know that. We also heard about those popular phrases “Sleep is for the weak” or “I’ll sleep when I’m dead.” We smile about them, but forget about them when we are tired and become nervous, annoyed or sloppy fellows.

But, what does it have to do with speed reading? Quite a lot as a good night’s sleep will improve your ability to focus and comprehend better. To know how to sleep better is a safe bet to tackle bad reading habits such as regression, low concentration or uncoordinated fixations.

Skim 20 powerful tips after the break or visit one of the web resources to dig into the topic a bit deeper. [Read more...]

Compilation Of Free Speed Reading Tools

Click to read post about free speed reading tools onlineThere are many speed reading tools that come for free. If I think of my hands, fingers, brain or eyes then I already have the most important reading tools on hand to fine-tune my reading strategies.

Additionally, there’s a bunch of web based tools available. Some of them are very useful; others will just strain my eyes. This post overviews the most known and popular tools. [Read more...]

Compilation of six speed reading articles, eBooks

Explore Compilation of Articles about Reading StrategiesWhile searching for websites about speed reading, I found a few interesting articles covering strategies to read more efficiently. Though those posts may target teachers or university students the strategies are classic fast reading techniques (skimming, scanning), so everyone can apply them easily. I have aggregated six articles in this post. One resource is a free eBook consisting of 100 pages coming as a printable PDF. [Read more...]

How To Relax Your Eye Muscles

How to relax your eyes before reading?Most readers are probably used to do one focus stop for each word while reading. We jump from word to word in order to get their meaning. This habit means a lot of work for the eye muscles, and as those muscles are not very strong eyes can quickly get tired from reading. A few tips to relax, train and warm up your eye muscles. Includes a video with instructions. [Read more...]

19 Instant Speed Reading Tips

A printable guide with 19 instant speed reading tipsThis compact list of free speed reading tips is easy to apply in daily life. It also comes in a printable pocket style. You may print and laminate your list (white/black) to have it on hand whenever you like. Review these easy tips daily to constantly increase your reading speed and comprehension. [Read more...]

Speed Reading Journal and Memory Techniques

Usually Friday or Saturday, depends which part in the world you’re reading, I’ll publish a new post covering free speed reading tips. Each Tuesday you will also find a post about speed reading related content I’d discovered during the past week. Today, I’ve got a speed reading journal plus a video about easy memory techniques. [Read more...]

Does speed reading really work?

Does Speed Reading Work: Click to read the articleA few years ago, when I heard about speed reading for the first time, I dipped straight into photo reading. This reading style promises a reader to be able to read 25,000 words a minute by snapping a photo with its subconscious mind. Wow, that sounded really inspiring. I instantly jumped on, read a book about it and applied the techniques. Unfortunately, it didn’t work out as I wanted.  So, does speed reading really work at all? Could I’ve done better? [Read more...]

Are bad reading habits really bad?

I recently read a novel by Haruki Murakami and got totally lost in the story. I didn’t care about the time I spent reading nor did I wanted to know how many words I read per minute. I often read a sentence twice or was adding imaginary details to what had happened in the story; my mind was constantly wandering around. Does this sound like bad reading habits? Not to me, I pretty much enjoyed this style of reading. [Read more...]

Video Interview with Kris Madden

The two videos, Part 1 and 2, screen an interview with Kris Madden about the aim, benefits and techniques of speed reading. They have been on YouTube for a quite a while now. However, I found the interview interesting as it provides a valuable insight of what students can achieve when learning to speed read, and what actually not. [Read more...]